My 15 month DS seems to be eating less lately at meal time. He seems to be getting disinterested in the meals we're feeding him.
Mostly been varying salmon, grilled cheese, veggies (corn, carrots, peas, zucchini), eggs (not too fond of though), chicken, lasagna, pasta, mac n cheese…. (i'm sure there's more but my brain is fizzling out :)
He also seems to be wanting more flavor in his meals.
Any ideas for new exciting and healthy meals toddlers love? Or even fun ways to serve up food that make it more interesting?
especially breakfast, been mostly doing blueberries in oatmeal, seems to be wearing thin lately. still loves his yogurt and sometimes nectarines and bananas.
Oatmeal/Cream of Wheat
Cooked Canned Vegetables
Honestly, I usually rummage around and find a few different things to give them each meal. Their favorite food is raw avocado, followed by meat. Last night, one of them had graham crackers for dinner, and sometimes you just have to accept the fact that that is what they want. As long as you offer stuff, what more can you do?
Mine do eat meals with me, too. But they don't always like what I'm having, so I sit them down with their own options as often as I can. We almost always feed them dinner while the other person is cooking the adult dinner, and then they eat some off our plates, too (in front of the TV, while they play in-between bites). That isn't as stressful as everyone trying to eat at the same time.
toast with peanut butter or butter, or toasted bagels
Waffles (I don't give syrup yet)
Yogurt ( I give home coconut milk yogurt)
Annie's Mac n cheese
Peanut butter sandwich
Apples slices with skin cut off
Grapes cut in 4ths
Applesauce with cinnamon
Baked French fries
Whatever we are having
Meat, veggies, rice
I put it in the plate and if they eat it they eat it, if not they don't. But sometimes they will be extra hungry and surprise you.
I do buy frozen chicken nuggets only for emergencies or if we are having something he really can't eat. I buy all natural ones and bake them. ( not healthiest option but sometimes you need quick things on hand)
Favorite toddler meals here were:
soft-boiled egg with butter & 1/2 pc toast
cold cut & cheese roll-ups with basil
cold smoked salmon & side of raw egg yolks
cold roast beef
Last edited by pumabearclan; 07-02-2014 at 09:47 AM.
Almond milk and coconut milk are filled with many vitamins and minerals, I get unsweetened